FOREST NEWS, Wildfires Change Rivers: Massive Wildfires are Growing because of Mega-Climate Changes


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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 13 April 2018

 

FOREST NEWS
Wildfires Change Rivers

Massive Wildfires are Growing because of Mega-Climate Changes

Large wildfires bring increases in annual river flow,
Oregon State University, April 12, 2018.

"Large wildfires cause increases in stream flow that can last for years or even decades..."

"The good news is more water can be a boon, such as serving as a hedge during times of scarce water. The bad news is more water can also be a detriment, especially when it comes with an increase in contaminants, such as sediment or nutrients, caused by the greater runoff that follows vegetation losses to fire."

"In watersheds where more than 19 percent of the forest burned, annual river flow increased significantly."

 

 

Forest Dilemma Looms

Ancient, Traditional California Forests on Last Legs
Unrecognized Forest Succession well Under Way

 

WATER & WEATHER

2018 Climate News: Radical Western Snopack Decline

15 to 30% Average Loss

 

 

Tree Mortality

 

 

The Ring of Fire
is now
A Ring of Forest Fire
California Leads the Way to Destruction

 

 

Wildfires Worsening Year on Year

 

 

Wildfire Links

Wildfires worsening due to development, climate change and controversial forest management? Yup.

Intense fires dampen forest recovery

Climate Change Doubled Western Wildfires

Severe wildfire season is the new normal

Wildfires double erosion across western US watersheds by 2050

Forests Might Not Recover From Butte Fire

As Fires Grow, a New Landscape Appears in the West

Aren’t Enough Firefighters to Stop the West From Burning

 

 

Tree News 2018, Tree Mortality Continues: The Drought "Gone but not Over?"


 

Dead Tree Count Increases: Tree Mortality Momentum Carries On in 2017

 

 

 

Our Real Environment

The Drought Never Ended

The Heat is Steadily Rising

Southwest Aridifying into Megadrought

 

 

Corporate Greens are Lying Bribed Traitors to Man & Nature

 

 

High Sierra Forest Report
WE NEED A NEW ENVIRONMENTALISM

 

 

 

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Tree News & Research

RADICAL SEASONAL CHANGE HAPPENED: The "New Normal" Warmer, Drier, & Wetter High Sierra

 

Rocky Mountain Spruce and Fir Trees
Damaged, Maybe Doomed

 

Dire Warning for California Plants
Half of You are Dead by 2100

 

How Bad IS It?
California Blue Oaks record our Disaster

 

Drying Times
One million more dead trees in Calaveras

 

Widespread Tree Mortality
Killing the Pinion Pines in the US Southwest

 

 

 

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